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Here is the weekly review of the top performing British players, who play currently abroad.
   #1. This week’s number one is an international guard Tarik Phillip (191-93, college: WVU, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He led his Turkish team Tofas to a victory over the third-ranked JDA Dijon (4-2) crushing them 90-61 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night’s game.
Phillip was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 25 minutes on the court.
Tofas Bursa (4-2) is placed first in group B.
It was his team’s third consecutive victory in a row.
The Regular Season already ended in the Basketball Champions League.
It’s Phillip’s first season with the team.
Phillip has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.3apg, 2.7spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(9-16), 3FGP: 31.8% and FT: 66.7% in three games he played so far.
Phillip is a naturalized American.
He is currently a member of the British senior national team. Strangely Phillip has never played in United Kingdom.

   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Ovie Soko (201-91, agency: Octagon Europe, college: Duquesne, currently plays in France). He was the main contributor in a Le Mans‘ victory against the closely-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (4-4) crushing them 91-68 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA last Friday.
Soko was the best player in that game. He scored 17 points, had 6 boards, passed 4 assists and added 5 steals.
Le Mans Sarthe Basketis placed eighth in the Jeep ELITE ProA.
This season Soko has very high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.7apg, 1.4spg, 3FGP: 45.5% and FT: 78.6%.
Soko is in the roster of the British senior national team.
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Kavell Bigby-Williams (211-95, college: LSU, currently plays in Italy). Bigby-Williams could not help Cantu (2-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the league leader Cantu lost 82-91 at home to the leading Virtus BO.
Bigby-Williams had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds in 24 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only his second season in pro basketball. This year Bigby-Williams’ overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 54.5% and FT: 73.3% in five games.
He played for the British national team four years ago.

   #4. Center Gabriel Olaseni (211-91, college: Iowa, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Buyukcekmece (7-10) in their last game. Despite Olaseni’s good performance Buyukcekmece lost 75-88 on their home court in Buyukcekmece to the higher-ranked (#4) Tofas.
He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds in 32 minutes.
It was Buyukcekmece’s third consecutive loss in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Olaseni has very impressive stats this year: 15.8ppg and 8.5rpg in 17 games.
He is also British national team player.

   #5. Former international swingman Morayo Soluade (196-95, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Leche Rio Breogan‘s victory against the third-ranked Valladolid (6-5) 80-70 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Sunday.
Soluade recorded 14 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group A. Leche Rio Breogan (9-2) is placed first.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Soluade’s total stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
He used to play for the British national team
two years ago.

   #6. Forward Akwasi Yeboah (198-97, college: Rutgers, currently plays in France) helped Saint-Quentin win their game against the closely-ranked Nantes (2-8) crushing them 85-61 in the French ProB (second division) on Tuesday night.
Yeboah scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line) in 27 minutes; not bad, considering it’s only his third season in pro basketball. Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (3-3) is placed ninth in the ProB.
It was his team’s third consecutive victory in a row.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
This year Yeboah’s total stats are: 9.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2spg in six games.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior British National Team roster.

   #7. International forward Myles Hesson (198-90, currently plays in France) helped Chalon/Saor win their game against the closely-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-3) 85-75 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA in Sunday night’s game.
Hesson scored 13 points and added 3 assists.
ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (5-2) is placed third in the Jeep ELITE ProA.
It was his team’s fourth consecutive victory in a row.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
Hesson has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg.
He is also British national team player.

   #8. Forward Carl Wheatle (199-98, also represented by Octagon Europe, currently plays in Italy) helped Pistoia win their game against the second-ranked Ferrara (8-3) 90-87 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Sunday.
He recorded 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group B. Georgio Tesi Group Pistoia (2-2) is placed second.
Wheatle has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3apg.
He plays currently for the British national team.

   #9. International guard Luke Nelson (191-95, college: UC Irvine, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for BG Goettingen (3-0) in their last game. Despite Nelson’s good performance the league leader BG Goettingen was crushed 98-74 on the road by the leading ratiopharm Ulm.
He recorded 11 points and added 4 assists in 25 minutes.
Nelson has very impressive stats this year: 15.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 4.4apg in eight games.
He is also in the roster of the British national team.

   #10. Guard Shaquille Walters (198, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Northeastern edge the College of Charleston 68-66 in the NCAA last Sunday.
He scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 37 minutes.
The Northeastern University has a very good 6-0 conference record this season.
So far his team won all six games in the conference.
This year Walters has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg in 12 games.
He is a former U20 international player as five years ago he still played for the British national team.

   #11. Former U20 international forward Jubrile Belo (206-98, currently studies in the States) helped Montana St. win their game against the Portland State University 71-64 in the NCAA on Thursday night.
Belo recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 blocks.
Belo has reliable stats this season: 12.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1bpg.
He used to play for the British U20 national team
four years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Samuel Idowu (204-97, college: St.Peter’s, currently plays in Denmark) helped Naestved win their game against the fourth-ranked BAC 88-81 in the Danish BasketLigaen last Sunday.
He scored 13 points.
This season Idowu has very high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.7bpg.
Idowu used to play for the British U20 national team
back in 2017.

   #13. An experienced former U18 international forward Mate Okros (198-1, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA couldn’t help the Drexel (1-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Drexel lost 64-69 in Williamsburg to the College of William & Mary.
Okros scored 17 points in 29 minutes.
Okros has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.9apg in 11 games.
He used to play for the British U18 national team
two years ago.

   #14. International guard Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (193-96, college: Bradley, currently plays in France) helped Poitiers edge the tenth-ranked Nantes 66-64 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night’s game.
Lautier-Ogunleye recorded 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Lautier-Ogunleye averaged so far 10.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.5apg.
He plays currently for the British national team.

   #15. Former U18 international center Legend Robertin (216-94, agency: Players Group, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in Slovakia) couldn’t help Prievidza (7-11) in their last game. Despite Robertin’s good performance Prievidza was edged 86-84 on their home court in Prievidza by the leading Nova Ves.
He scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 22 minutes.
Robertin has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1bpg in 18 games.
He used to play for the British U18 national team
nine years ago.

The list of other players, who all have British passport but never been selected to any of British national teams:

   #1. O.G. Anunoby (201-F-97, college: Indiana, currently plays in NBA) led Toronto Raptors to a 3-point victory against the Charlotte Hornets (6-8) 116-113 in the NBA on Saturday night.
He recorded 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 36 minutes.
The Toronto Raptors have 5-8 record this season.
It was his team’s third consecutive victory in a row.
Anunoby is one of the most experienced players in a team as it’s his fourth year in Raptors’ roster.
Anunoby has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 13.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg and 2.1spg in 13 games he played so far.

   #2. Obi Emegano (189-G-93, college: ORU, currently plays in Spain) could not help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in their last game on Saturday. Despite Emegano’s very good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was badly defeated 105-85 on the road by the lower-ranked Zaragoza (#12).
He was the second best scorer with 24 points. Emegano also added 4 steals.
Emegano has relatively good stats this season: 11.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg.
He has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and British.

   #3. Thomas Scrubb (199-F-91, college: Carleton, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to help JL Bourg (0-1) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Scrubb’s good performance the fourth-placed JL Bourg (0-1) was crushed 108-80 in Podgorica by the higher-ranked Buducnost (#3) in the group G of Eurocup.
He recorded 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Scrubb’s total stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.6spg.
He is another player who holds two passports: British and Canadian.

   #4. Philip Scrubb (191-G-92, college: Carleton, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was not able to secure a victory for Limoges CSP Elite (1-4) in their last game. Despite Scrubb’s good performance the fourth-placed Limoges CSP Elite (1-4) was edged 76-73 in Aleksandrovac by the second-ranked Igokea in the group G of Basketball Champions League.
He recorded 10 points in 29 minutes.
It was Limoges CSP Elite’s fourth consecutive loss in a row.
Scrubb’s team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Scrubb has very impressive stats this year: 18.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 4.4apg in five games.
He has both British and Canadian nationalities.

   #5. Rodney Glasgow (180-PG-92, college: VMI, currently plays in Iceland) couldn’t help Njardvik (2-1) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Glasgow’s very good performance Njardvik was edged 87-85 at home by the lower-ranked Haukar (#9).
He was the second best scorer with 20 points. Glasgow also added 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists.
But the season is still in its first stage and everything can happen.
This season Glasgow has relatively solid stats: 12.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 6.3apg.
He is a naturalized American.
Glasgow used to play for Newcastle Eagles in British league.

   #6. Deane Williams (203-F-96, college: Augusta, currently plays in Iceland) led Keflavik to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Thor Thorl crushing them 115-87 in the Icelandic Dominos League in Friday night’s game.
He scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 26 minutes.
Williams has very impressive stats this year: 16.3ppg, 9.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7bpg in three games.

   #7. Lucien Christofis (G-96, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to Nassjo‘s victory against the closely-ranked Boras Basket 87-81 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night’s game.
Christofis scored 10 points.
Christofis has averaged so far 8.9ppg and 1.3rpg.

   #8. Akeem Williams (184-PG-91, college: UMass Lowell, currently plays in France) led Poitiers to a surprising victory over the tenth-ranked Nantes 66-64 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night’s game.
Williams was the top player that evening. He recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in 34 minutes.
Williams’ stats this year are: 12.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.3apg and 2.3spg in six games.
He is a naturalized American.
Apparently Williams has never played in United Kingdom.

   #9. Experienced Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79, currently plays in Lithuania) led Vytis to a victory over the league leader Gargzdu 97-90 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) on Saturday night.
Lavrinovic was the top player that evening. He scored 20 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line).
Lavrinovic averaged so far 11.2ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg.

   #10. Josh Sharma (213-C-95, college: Stanford, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Obi Emegano and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game.
Sharma couldn’t help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in their game against Zaragoza.
He scored only 4 points in 13 minutes. It was his first game for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada this season.
His team was badly defeated by 20 points 105-85.
Sharma is a naturalized American.
Apparently he has never played in United Kingdom.




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